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Fear of HIV disclosure and lack of referrals means that the pain of many Black women with HIV is unaddressed

Specific clinical pathways to pain management and implicit bias training for healthcare providers are needed to ensure people with HIV receive appropriate care for chronic pain, argue Venetia Baker of King’s College London and colleagues in AIDS Care. Findings showed that Black people, especially women, were less likely to be referred for specialist pain management… Read More »

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Introduces Isaiah Bradley, the ‘Black Captain America’

If the first episode of Marvel’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier was mostly stage-setting, then the second episode of the Disney plus series was, well, also a lot of stage-setting—but bigger stage setting! Alongside Sam, Bucky, Redwing (RIP), and Joaquin Torres, Marvel reintroduced Helmut Zemo, halfway introduced the Flag Smashers’ leader (motives still pretty… Read More »

Eligibility Guidelines for Black Kidney Patients on Transplant Waitlists Must Change

Disparities in regard to kidney transplant access in the United States remain persistent. But new findings published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology suggests that waitlist policies play a role in whether Black patients are able to get transplants before their disease progresses to organ failure, according to a recent press release.… Read More »

Black People With HIV in Rural Areas Less Likely to Have Undetectable Viral Load

Sixty percent of Black people living with HIV in rural areas achieved viral suppression in 2018,  far short of the Ending the HIV Epidemic goal of 95%, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The findings highlight the persistent and stubborn disparities Black people experience all along the HIV… Read More »